Valentines Businesses Kept Busy

Valentines Businesses Kept Busy

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Kimberly Houk ReportingMany of you probably braved the crowds tonight and took your loved one out for dinner. But celebrating Valentine's Day can be stressful if you don't plan ahead.

Some people ha to wait an hour or more to be seated if they went to restaurants that don't require reservations. They simply put their names on a list and then they waited.

Restaurants were crowded all over the city. To get into a fine dining place, like Spencer's, you would have had to book a reservation a month ago.

And it's not just restaurants that are busy today. Workers for both flower and candy shops started long before the sun rose.

Amanda Weeks, Flower Arranger: “Crazy, crazy! We've all been here since 6:30 this morning and it's been like that all week. So we're all ready for 9:00 to roll around so we can go home and go to bed."

But business is booming.

Marilyn Oakey, Cummings Candies: “Wall to wall people, and taking everything that they could possibly take off the shelves. It's been absolutely crazy."

After spending hours working with flowers, the last thing this flower shop worker wants for Valentine's Day is flowers.

Amanda Weeks: “Absolutely no flowers – never. Ah, ugh!! What would you like for V-day? Some sleep, some massages. Some food."

And of course we ran into several last minute shoppers tonight, but by 6:00 the chocolate and flower shops were quiet, just as the restaurants were getting packed.

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